Academic Forgiveness

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for Academic Forgiveness, a student must have attended a West Virginia public college or university and cannot have been enrolled at any institution of higher learning for at least five (5) calendar years.

Procedures

  1. Student completes and signs top half of the Petition for Admission under Academic Forgiveness Policy.
  2. Admissions verifies transcript record and calculates the number of credit hours with which student will be readmitted or admitted. The petition and transcript(s) are forwarded to the Dean of the College or School student wishes to enter.
  3. Petition is approved by the Dean of the College or School student wishes to enter.
  4. Petition is forwarded to the Associate Provost for Academic Programs for approval.
  5. Recommendation for admission under Academic Forgiveness is returned to the Office of Admissions for appropriate processing.
  6. After the student has been admitted under the Academic Forgiveness Policy, the student must complete 64 or more credit hours prior to earning a degree.